FELIVAND Shares New Single + Video ‘Butterfly Wings’

Meanjin/Brisbane-based singer, songwriter and producer, FELIVAND, today shares her newest single, Butterfly Wings out via Sweat It Out.

Showcasing a versatile, pop-leaning side to her repertoire, FELIVAND’s voice is slick and brimming with bold energy on Butterfly Wings. Contemplative and insightful, the track reads like a one sided conversation set to a swaying tempo, where percussion flourishes and playful synths glide with FELIVAND’s lyrical exploration of growth and curiosity. Teaming up with esteemed, LA-based producers Wes Singerman (Anderson .Paak, Rich Brian, Kendrick Lamar, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Taydex (Wafia, Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, Kyle Dion), the duality of sensitivity and attitude is mastered by FELIVAND throughout.

FELIVAND on the single: “Sometimes I feel really protected and guided by a higher universal force and other times I feel defeated and clueless as to why things happen the way they do. I wrote this song when I felt directly in the middle of these two perspectives.”

Accompanying the single is a music video crafted by Brooklyn, NY-based animator Magdalene Kennedy. Taking on a dreamscape hue, FELIVAND says of the visuals, “Animation felt really fitting for Butterfly Wings as it meant we could be playful and fluid with our ideas and create the glowy, curious, celestial sort of realm I had in my head.”

Her first single of 2022, Butterfly Wings follows on from FELIVAND’s late 2021 release Where Were You, which opened a new musical chapter and scored applause from triple j, community radio, NME, 10 Magazine, MTV, rage and more. Meanwhile, FELIVAND’s 2020 sophomore EP ‘Nerve’, was a bewitching, seamless slide into slinkier, darker shades of pop for her soul-tinged music that was hailed as “sublime” by COLORS, “an intoxicating blend of bedroom pop and neo-soul” from Bandcamp and “stunning in every regard” via Lyrical Lemonade. Scoring triple j, triple j Unearthed and community radio support, ‘Nerve’ marked a maturation of FELIVAND’s sound, a unique brand of organic, textural neo-soul and woozy, wistful bedroom pop influenced by the likes of James Blake, Solange and Kali Uchis. It came after a debut EP ‘In Bloom’ that now boasts more than 12 million streams combined. 

Continue to fall effortlessly in adoration to the sounds and addictive authenticity of FELIVAND, as she today shares her newest single, Butterfly Wings.



With thanks to Thinking Loud

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